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New Greek deputies sworn in to Parliament

New Greek deputies sworn in to Parliament

Greece's 300 newly elected lawmakers are being sworn in to Parliament, eleven days after the country's second election in six weeks left no party with enough votes to govern outright. A three-party coalition government has been formed since then.
The new deputies are being sworn Thursday in a religious ceremony led by Archbishop Ieronymos, the head of Greece's Orthodox Church. They include 18 members of the extremist far-right Golden Dawn party, a group that rejects the neo-Nazi label but whose members have frequently been accused of violent attacks against immigrants.
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras was not present, as he is recovering at home from an eye surgery over the weekend.


Updated : 2021-07-26 13:13 GMT+08:00